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Mike McGraw (#46892287)
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Hi my name is Mike McGraw and I currently live in Northern Virgina.

My main focus is trying to find the McGraw's from before 1750 when My GG Grandfather Edward McGraw was born in Washington Co., Maryland. The majority of my known McGraw Clan lived in what is now Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA. Matter of fact my GG Grandfather helped in the establishing of the boundry lines of Blair Co.
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Gary McGraw
Edward M. MCGRAW, son of William?
"Her son William was the father of Edward (M.) MCGRAW b. 15 APR 1816 - 15 MAR 1884 which was one of the founders of Blair Co. and the part owner of all the land that is now Johnstown, PA."

Mike, I believe we have corresponded in the past... I am a direct decendant of the Edward M. MCGRAW(1816-1884) that you mention above (as I believe you are as well),and I have worked for years to prove that this Edward M. MCGRAW was the third child of William MCGRAW (1790-1850). I have always figured this through deductive reasoning, but have no documentary proof.

John T. MCGRAW (1815-1875) and Elizabeth MCGRAW (1813-1893) were the two documented children of the three known children of William MCGRAW (1790-abt. 1850). I strongly believe William's third child (a male) to be Edward M. MCGRAW (1816-1884), although I have yet to see any written documentation to prove my hypothesis, the coincidences are too great and his birthdate falls right in line with his assumed siblings. (I have yet to find any CONCLUSIVE documentation provided to back it up, and I've been working it for 20 years+.) Do you have a document that you can point me to?

William MCGRAW (1790-abt. 1850) was, in 1814, a burrmaker. Edward M. MCGRAW (1816-1884)seems often to be confused with Edward MCGRAW Jr. (1792-1862). Edward MCGRAW Jr. was one of the founders of Blair County but was NOT the Keeper of the Almshouse (as portrayed on a recent plaque in the Newry Cemetary). The Keeper of the Almshouse was our Edward M. MCGRAW (1816-1884), as noted in Edward M. MCGRAW's obituary. Edward M. MCGRAW was also a burrmaker, a maker of millstones, early in his life. John T. MCGRAW (his possible brother) was a miller.

Thanks!
Added by Gary McGraw on Jul 07, 2013 5:45 PM
SWF
E Paul Warren
Mike
thank you so much for adding the picture of E Paul Warren, my great uncle. It was very much appreciated.
Suzy
Added by SWF on Apr 05, 2009 5:05 AM
Zella
Edward McGraw
Hi Mike,

I transferred the memorial for your Edward McGraw (Lutheran Cem., Hollidaysburg) over to you. You might want to contact Jerry Miller and see if he can delete the 2 duplicate photos on the memorial.
Added by Zella on Aug 26, 2008 5:25 PM
 

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